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Clocks in Egypt to go back one hour on Thursday night

Egypt suspends daylight saving time from 27 June until 1 August

Ahram Online, Wednesday 25 Jun 2014
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Clocks will go back one hour starting Thursday night at midnight, two days before the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

The time change will last from 27 June until 1 August.

Ramadan is expected to begin on 29 June, according to the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics.

Daylight saving time was first adopted in Egypt in 1988 as a way to reduce electricity consumption. The energy ministry later submitted a study to the cabinet showing the move had no impact on energy consumption.

In April 2011, the cabinet headed by then prime minister Essam Sharaf endorsed a decree cancelling daylight saving time.

However, Egypt switched back to daylight saving time on 15 May.

Standard time in Egypt is GMT (UTC) + 2 and GMT + 3 during daylight saving time

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expat
25-06-2014 08:03pm
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stupid move...
in a country,where you have a 2 hours move max between winter sun and summer sun,this is totally stupid to implement summer time,but more stupid it is,to implement it last minute and to denounce it,when the fast comes,again....i was so happy,when the military 2011 made the sensible move to just abondon this nonsense altogether
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aminah
27-06-2014 12:12pm
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I agree completely. This is just another stupid and useless practice with no beneficial result what so ever. What is the point of constantly changing the time? Wouldn't it be an amazing and refreshing change to do something that really mattered? I also was very happy in 2011 when Egypt was on one consistent time frame. What's next? The land of the midnight sun? ?
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